Monthly Archives: May 2015

Our first trip in the garden

data_profile_2Well, apparently we are passing through a period of firsts. Among these first times was also a walk in the garden to get by ourselves the grass.

First to get out was Worf, who froze in the middle of the grass. He started moving only when the hf went and comfort him a little. Then Kirk arrived. He fast saw the grass and took the opportunity to gain some grams. Of course Worf got some courage and followed.

Then the hm brought me outside and put me opposite Worf and Kirk hoping we wouldn’t meet. Spock followed shortly. And he did what he does best: acted like no ordinary guinea pig. He started to explore the garden, checked the corners and other plants. Of course I followed him, so we were pretty busy site seeing instead of consuming grass.

At some point Kirk realized we were there also and he started moving towards us. The humans managed to avoid a meeting between him and Spock, but not to stop me getting in his way. A little fight burst out between the two of us and a wisp of fur was lost in the wind (the owner remains unidentified). But we ended up just fine.

So, to sum up: we had some grass, took some nice photos (see below), I picked a fight with Kirk, Spock explored the garden and Worf didn’t bother with anything else except chewing grass.

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Too bad the weather in Belgium is mostly rainy and we can’t get that often in the garden.

Oh, by the way, there are some video records from this trip but they still need to be processed.

First water melon of the season

kirk_profile_2We have a varied diet. At least our humans are trying hard to offer us this. But sometimes is difficult due to the local suppliers. For example, finding kale or radicchio can be a real challenge for the hf. But she knows she needs to diversify according to the season, so she really searches veggies and fruits that we would enjoy.

The other the day she was out with the baby and entered a supermarket to search for kale. Usually they have it but lately they are going through a renovation and their stock was a little bit reduced. Of course there was no kale. Nor radicchio. But she found water melon. And she thought it got cheap enough to buy one.

So she brought home a small water melon and offered us along with some spinach. Worf and me ate it normally. I mean it’s just melon and the human will provide more for us. I’m pretty sure of this. So no rush, no need to hide with it.

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But Spock and Data did what they know best… Data tried to hide a piece in a wood house, but Spock caught him and he was forced to share. Or maybe Data was just trying to offer the chunk to Spock. I have no idea.

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The truth is that we enjoyed our melon and we are looking forward for the next portion. Also we are very curious to see what other season fruits and veggies we will receive.

P.S. The photos of Spock and Data after they had the melon are censored (they look like they just had some blood).

Human, give me back my hay!

spock_profile_2I am mad! Or crazy! Or whatever… And it’s just because this hf drives me crazy. But let me tell you why.

So, we love the hay. To eat or to play in it, we need to have hay. We get it twice per day and usually half of the ratio is eaten and half is used for other purposes. No, we don’t smoke it! Or at least we don’t admit doing it. What else can you do with the hay except chewing it?! Well, Data and me particularly like to pull it down and sleep on top of it.

But the hf thinks it gets filthy and insists in removing the pad every evening and cleaning the hay pile. I have no clue where she gets this idea that the pile of hay gets stinky! It is true that we pee and poop on top of it, but this is no valid argument for the accusation. Moreover, I thought that if she would be busy with the baby, she would forget about this and we would get to keep our “dirty hay”.

Why am I mad about this?! Because every evening, when I would prefer going to sleep on top of my hay pile, I must spend precious time pulling the hay down. OK, Data does help me, but still I consume calories. And i don’t like being accused of filthiness.

But I’ll prove you with photos! First the pile right before she removes it.

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Next, one of us on top of the hay. Do we look stinky?!

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Just because I’m convinced I’m right, I’ve asked Data to put together a video. Maybe the hf will watch it and learn something!

I think I’ll send her to see a shrink!